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by Kare
Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Brahm's Basic Method of Meditation
Replies: 37
Views: 6528

Re: Brahm's Basic Method of Meditation

For a moment, I thought this thread was about Johannes Brahms. Maybe meditating to his symphonies, I thougt ... :rolleye:
by Kare
Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Stephen Batchelor - Awakening isnt perfection
Replies: 7
Views: 1491

Re: Stephen Batchelor - Awakening isnt perfection

Awakening isnt perfection Always depends upon what is meant by perfection. As for Mara, Batchelor is pretty much stating the obvious. Isn't that what Buddhism is all about? Stating the obvious, I mean? Sometimes the obvious can be extremely hard to see, and we need having it stated for us again and...
by Kare
Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Who is GOD in Buddhism?
Replies: 64
Views: 10062

Re: Who is GOD in Buddhism?

Hi guys, I've just graduated from a Christian high school. In my school, there are 15% of Buddhist students. All of the students must learn the religion lesson for 3 years, which in the end, we had to do the final test. In that test, the teacher asked me: Do you fear of God? That was a tricky quest...
by Kare
Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Good study materials
Replies: 5
Views: 1872

Re: Good study materials

It's a good book, but there's no need to pay 23 Euros for it. It's available free from lots of German websites (they are respectable ones, so I assume they are not breaching copyright). Here another one: http://www.dhamma-dana.de/buecher.htm#rei%DFm%FCller Very good. Then I guess his latest book al...
by Kare
Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Good study materials
Replies: 5
Views: 1872

Good study materials

If you read German, you can find some excellent books for studying Pali. Heinz Reissmüller has published two good books. One of them gives an introduction to grammar, with excersizes and texts for reading: "Pali. Eine Einführung in die Sprache des Buddha". This one is systematic and good: http://www...
by Kare
Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Quick question about the size of the Pali Canon
Replies: 29
Views: 5419

Re: Quick question about the size of the Pali Canon

Hmm, this just shows what a flexible thing a "volume" is. The DN and MN are 3 volumes in the orginal PTS, but they are only a few hundred pages each so they could easily be one volume each (as the modern translations are). :oops: I did not have my copies near me and was just going off memory. Okay,...
by Kare
Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Quick question about the size of the Pali Canon
Replies: 29
Views: 5419

Re: Quick question about the size of the Pali Canon

mikenz66 wrote:40 Volumes would include commentaries, wouldn't it?

Mike
The Bangkok edition in Thai characters is 45 volumes. No commentaries.
by Kare
Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Quick question about the size of the Pali Canon
Replies: 29
Views: 5419

Re: Quick question about the size of the Pali Canon

Hmm Ven. Dhammanando is not above such geekiness: http://www.lioncity.net/buddhism/index.php?showtopic=51054&view=findpost&p=702147" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Thank you everyone! Does anyone know how big the Tipitaka is? I've heard it said it is the size of about 11 or 13 Christ...
by Kare
Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Commentarial Pali versus Sutta Pali
Replies: 11
Views: 2839

Re: Commentarial Pali versus Sutta Pali

Gotcha, thought you meant something else then! OK, I'll bite .... What did you think I meant? MY ARM MY ARM YOU BIT OFF MY ARM lol Sorry to disarm you. Can we call for an armistice? :anjali: I thought you meant how words were broken down like a little discussion on the pali forum for (instance usin...
by Kare
Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Commentarial Pali versus Sutta Pali
Replies: 11
Views: 2839

Re: Commentarial Pali versus Sutta Pali

Manapa wrote:Gotcha,
thought you meant something else then!
OK, I'll bite .... What did you think I meant?
by Kare
Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Commentarial Pali versus Sutta Pali
Replies: 11
Views: 2839

Re: Commentarial Pali versus Sutta Pali

A few peculiarities in Pali are also easier to explain by referring to Sanskrit. How do you mean? For instance some cases of doubling of consonants. As in the title Dhammacakkappavattanasutta. This composite is dhammacakka + pavattana(sutta). So how does ...cakka+pavattana... become ...cakkappavatt...
by Kare
Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Commentarial Pali versus Sutta Pali
Replies: 11
Views: 2839

Re: Commentarial Pali versus Sutta Pali

Very interesting I have heard that sanskrit is a useful language to know for pali, but I have heard that the difference between the sutta and comentarial is quite likely to be gramatical evolution, and the Suttas will be behind their time to a degree because of the oral tradition which dates furthe...
by Kare
Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Commentarial Pali versus Sutta Pali
Replies: 11
Views: 2839

Re: Commentarial Pali versus Sutta Pali

Greetings, I've read on a few occasions that the Pali used in the commentaries is more difficult to decipher than the Pali used in the Pali Suttas. Is this because of the introduction of new concepts and/or is it the result of some kind of structural or grammatical transition? Metta, Retro. :) The ...
by Kare
Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: mahayana books/teachings that have helped your practice
Replies: 21
Views: 4660

Re: mahayana books/teachings that have helped your practice

Several Zen-stories and koans.

Suzuki, "Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind".

Vasubandhu, "Madhyantavibhaga".
by Kare
Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Non-Buddhist writing that reminds you of the dhamma
Replies: 59
Views: 9183

Re: Non-Buddhist writing that reminds you of the dhamma

Ben wrote:Nicely put, Nathan!

Speaking of road signs...

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Where else, but America!
In Norway, of course!

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